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Minutes of April Meeting

          Oklahoma Space Alliance met at the McMurray house on May 18. Attending were Claire and Clifford McMurray, Syd Henderson and Tom Koszoru.
          We have lost the big display at the Norman Public Library to their Summer Reading Campaign. There are two flat display cases in the main reading room. Claire will check to see if we can use them. There is a whole wall there we can put stuff on. We should be looking for book covers to put in the cases around the rovers. We need to put together a book and video list.
          Kip want to do a cookout in early June.
          We had a total of eight people on Yuri’s Night. Syd needs to put notes for Yuri’s Night on our webs site.
          The Planetary Society needs to be in the contact information in the back of the newsletters. The Air Space Museum at Science Museum Oklahoma should be eliminated. [I’ve replaced it with a generic contact for the Science Museum.—SFH]
          Can we get Kim Vowell to send us minutes for the May 27 OSIDA meeting?
          Syd will pay the $54 fee for the Post Office Box and be reimbursed.
          David Baxter wants governors of all fifty states to designate July 16-24 (the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission) as a space observance. July 20 would be Space Exploration Day.
          The ISDC preliminary schedule is now on-line.
          Check Virgin Galactic for updates on their web site.
          The most visible thing we will be doing at SoonerCon will be covering the con suite. Tom has videos and equipment. We need to see about getting stomp rockets. Tom has a large cooler. We discussed refreshments. Since we are covering the con suite, we will need to bring refreshments for that period; Cookies, chips, queso, corn balls, candy, carrots, ranch dressing. We can make our own veggie tray. Dotson has 7-grain chips.
          We need to talk to Leonard about panels at SoonerCon.
          Find a way to fund a business school project at OU on marketing the Oklahoma Spaceport.
          We need to bring cameras to SoonerCon.
          Tom wants to request a deadline on our startup kit.
          We can do a scale model of the Solar System.
          Take Space Solar Power off agenda for May and add for June.
          We can do a quiz at SoonerCon. We need prizes for a quiz panel.


--Minutes submitted by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

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